Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and founder of the Dublin Builder. John Joseph Lyons, who was born in 1828 or 1829, was the eldest son of John Lyons, of Dublin, who is said to have 'held an appointment in connection with the Four Courts' and was, during the 1850s, associated with a newspaper called The Advocate. His mother, Frances Lyons, ran a seminary for young ladies. John Joseph Lyons was apprenticed to JOHN SKIPTON MULVANY. JOHN SKIPTON MULVANY. (1) In 1848 he exhibited his first design at the Royal Hibernian Academy,(2) and soon afterwards drew a number of the street panoramas in Henry Shaw's Dublin Pictorial Guide (1850). By 1852 he had opened an office at 17 Westland Row, premises which he shared with the builder Michael Meade. In Thom's Directory for 1855 he is described as architect and agent to the National Guardian and Beacon Insurance Co. and in the edition for 1857- by which time he had moved to 3 D'Olier Street while his former office had been taken over by CHARLES GEOGHEGAN -  CHARLES GEOGHEGAN - as architect and proprietor and editor of the Irish Reporter. Listed at the same address is the firm of Lyons & Co, 'house, land, & general agents - agents for the English Widows Fund Life Assurance Association'. Later Lyons held the agency for Clark's Patent Shutters. In 1861 he acted as valuator for the sale of Woodtown, Rathfarnham, under the direction of the Landed Estates Court.(3)

The Irish Reporter had come to nothing, but in January 1859 Lyons launched a new publication, the Dublin Builder, of which again he was both proprietor and editor. Some two years earlier he had tried unsuccessfully to start a journal for builders and architects;(4) whether this was the Irish Reporter or another projected publication is not clear. According to his obituary in the Irish Builder he had made 'a couple of attempts at founding business and trade organs'; before he started the Dublin Builder. His association with the Dublin Builder ceased in 1864, when control passed to the publisher, Peter Roe. The break with Roe appears to have been brought about by Lyons's 'artistic temperament', which, in the words of ROBERT COCHRANE ROBERT COCHRANE , 'predominated to such an extent as to tend to the exclusion of those qualities which are requisite for the successful accumulation of money, with the result that in the management of the journal subscriptions were not recovered and the balance-sheet was seldom satisfactory'.(5)

During the first half of 1863, as assistant honorary secretary of the RIAI and a member of the committee appointed to carry out the its reorganization, Lyons was the moving spirit in the institute's resuscitation and reform, using the Dublin Builder to report on progress and advance his views.(6) After these efforts, however, he appears to have withdrawn from active involvement in the Institute's affairs. He resigned from the office of assistant secretary in January 1865 and was struck off the roll of members for non-payment of dues in 1866. Whether the alcoholism that blighted Lyons's later career was a cause or an effect of the setbacks of the mid-1860s cannot be known. His early professional career had been promising, as his obituarist in The Builder wrote, 'and he secured some profitable commissions in a varied class of work, though little of a very high character; but for several years past his commissions were intermittent, and his practice was of a most limited and cheerless nature.'(7) No works are recorded in the Irish Builder after 1873, though there is a flurry of letters to the editor in the summer of 1877.

Lyons died after a few days of illness at No. 1 Dominick Street on 22 June 1880, the cause of death being described as 'inflamation of the lungs'. He was survived by a widow, probably the Henrietta Lyons who registered his death, and children. His pupils and assistants included WILLIAM MARTIN MURPHY. WILLIAM MARTIN MURPHY.

RIAI: introduced as member, 25 February 1854;(8) reads paper on 'the Influence of Education on the Fine Arts, especially that of architecture';(9) assistant secretary, 1863-1865;(10) struck off, 30 October 1866.(11)
RSAI: elected member 2 January 1856, proposed by R. Hitchcock.(12)

Addresses:(13) Work: 36 Lower Gloucester Street, <=1848->=1851; 17 Westland Row, 1852-53; 18 D'Olier Street, 1854; 8 D'Olier Street, 1855; 13 D'Olier Street, 1856; 3 D'Olier Street, 1857; 17 Lower Gardiner Street, 1859-1862;(14) 26 Lower Gardiner Street, 1862-1864;(15) 2 D'Olier Street, 1865; 25 Westmoreland Street, 1866-1873;(16) 18 Fleet St, 1873-74;(17) 60 Middle Abbey Street, 1875; 18 Fleet Street, 1876; 201 Great Brunswick Street, 1877 until death.(18)
Home: 9 Talbot Street, 1853-70;(19) 1 Lower Dominick Street, 1877 until death.

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY  BIBLIOGRAPHY (which excludes his contributions to the Dublin Builder during the period of his editorship, 1859-64) .



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituaries of Lyons in B 39, 3 Jul 1880, 25, and IB 22, 1 Jul 1880, 192, and from the chapter on Lyons in Gearoid Crookes, 'The Genesis of an Archive: forty years of The Irish Builder, 1859-1899, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University College, Dublin, 1994, 24-69 (copy in IAA).

(1) Crookes, p. 27, suggests a connection with the proprietor of The Advocate, Richard F. Mulvany.
(2) Lyons exhibits at the RHA were as follows: 1848: Design for a museum (no. 335); 1849: Design for a Villa (no. 445); 1850: Design for a National Gallery (nos. 338,357), design for a villa (no. 361); design for a Gothic Entrance (no. 362); design for a Court House (no. 365); 1852: Design for a Villa (no. 348); The Presbyterian College, Belfast (no. 394).
(3) Mary Cecilia Lyons, Illustrated Incumbered Estates Ireland, 1850-1905 (1993), 214; Lyons suggests that the lithograph of the house (Pl.V) may also have been based on a drawing by him.
(4) DB I, 1 Jan 1859, 1.
(5) IB Jubilee Number (1909), 21.
(6) See his editorials in DB 5, 1 Jan,15 Feb,15 Apr,1 May 1863,1,25,65,71 , and the letter published in in DB 5, 1 Jun 1863, 98. See also Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The Foundation and early years of the RIAI', 150 Years of Architecture in Ireland: RIAI 1839-1989 (1989), 15-16.
(7) 'Cheerless' is probably a good description of the work he would have been called upon to do for Balrothery Union, to which he was appointed architect in 1869(IB 13, 1 Jul 1869, 153).
(8) B 12, 11 Mar 1854, 133.
(9) B 12, 6 May 1854, 238.
(10) RIAI council meeting minutes, 19 Jan 1865, 30-31; general(?) meeting minutes, 25 Jan 1865, 157.
(11) RIAI council meeting minutes, 30 Oct 1866, 60.
(12) JRSAI 4 (1856-7), 4.
(13) From Thom's directories (or Jones's transcripts therefrom) and RHA Exhibitors' Index unless otherwise stated.
(14) DB 4, 1 Jun 1862, 140.
(15) DB 4, 15 Oct 1862, 260.
(16) DB 8, 1 Mar 1866, 66.
(17) IB 15, 1 Aug 1873, 210.
(18) IB 19, 15 Jun 1877, 181.
(19) IB 14, 15 Aug 1870, 200.


82 work entries listed in chronological order for LYONS, JOHN JOSEPH


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Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1850
Nature: Proposed design for entrance front. (i.e.entrance screen of St Patrick's church?)
Refs: RHA 1850, no. 362?; B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 406

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION SQUARE, NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND
Date: 1850
Nature: 'Design for a national gallery' exh. RHA.
Refs: RHA 1850, nos. 338,357; B 8, 24 Aug 1850, 406

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, ST AUGUSTINE STREET, CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE (RC)
Date: 1852
Nature: New Gothic church to be built to designs by JJL. To cost between £3,000 and £4,000. Apparently not executed. church built instead to designs of M.B. Moran.
Refs: B 10, 3 Jul 1852, 421; 11, 8 Jan,10 Dec 1853, 28,746

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, MECHANICS' INSTITUTE
Date: 1852
Nature: New.  Design of JJL for new building containing library and reading room selected by directors. Rusticatedprincipal storey with semi-circular headed windows. Pseudo portico with cornice on cantilever brackets.
Refs: B 10, 17 Jul,21 Aug,20 Nov 1852, 460,537,738

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINROBE, CONVENT OF MERCY & SCHOOLS
Date: 1852
Nature: JJL to prepare designs for same. Estimated cost £3,000. to be proceeded with in Spring of 1853 (but was it?)
Refs: B 10, 15 May,4 Sep,20 Nov 1852, 312,570,738

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE PARK, PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
Date: 1852
Nature: JJL exhibits competition design at RHA.
Refs: RHA 1852, no. 394

Building: CO. LIMERICK, GLENASRONE (ABBEYFEALE)
Date: 1852-53
Nature: In course of erection, for Richard Ellis, JP.
Refs: B 10, 27 Nov 1852, 757; 11, 30 Jul 1853, 484

Building: CO. WICKLOW, WICKLOW, IRISHTOWN
Date: 1853
Nature: JJL's plan for laying out Irishtown in building lots accepted by Town Commissioners. Plan would extend Irish St to Black Castle...and erect crescents, first-class double villas, cottage, labourers' dwellings, &c.'
Refs: B 11, 17 Sep 1853, 599

Building: CO. LIMERICK, GLENAGOWER
Date: 1853
Nature: Improvements have been commenced and others are in contemplation, for Capt. Thomaxs Bateson, MP.
Refs: B 11, 30 Jul 1853, 484

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE (ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY)
Date: 1853
Nature: JJL's design for proposed museum of natural history placed second.
Refs: B 10, 3 Jan 1852, 13

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE (ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY, CATTLE YARD)
Date: 1857
Nature: JJL competition entrant.
Refs: B 15, 7 Nov 1857, 646

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, HOUSES
Date: 1859
Nature: 'work of a domestic class'
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jan 1859, 9

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, STRAND ROAD, BRENNAN'S TERRACE
Date: 1859
Nature: 12 dwelling houses with oriel windows carried to full height being erected on beach by Mr Brennan to designs by JJL.
Refs: DB 1, 15? Dec 1859, ? (cited by William Garner, Bray Architectural Heritage (An Foras Forbatha, 1980), 51-52)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BRITTAS, GLENMARINE
Date: 1859
Nature: Dwelling house on recently purchased estate of Thomas McAdam, of Limerick, has been improved bothe externally & internally. Builder: Whiteacre.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 133

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH ROAD (EAST WALL), HOUSES (006)
Date: 1859
Nature: 6 cottages being built by Mr Bolland on his property adjoining Wharf Rd.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Dec 1859, 161

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH ROAD (EAST WALL), HOUSES
Date: 1859
Nature: Erection commenced of 'model semi-detached cottages' designed by JJL for Philip Brady.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 128

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH ROAD (EAST WALL), HOUSES (003)
Date: 1859
Nature: For Edward Wheeler, horse dealer.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 128

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH ROAD (EAST WALL), NORTHCOURT HOUSE
Date: 1859
Nature: Mr Wheeler, horse dealer, has built superior cottage residence and stabling to designs by JJL. Builder: Whiteacre.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Oct 1859, 128

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 105 (FERGUSON & CO.)
Date: 1859
Nature: Ferguson & Co. removing from 103 Grafton St to 105, which is being newly fitted up under direction of JJL. Builder: Meighen.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Nov 1859, 145; B 17, 12 Nov 1859, 750.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 029 (SHEILS & SCOTT)
Date: 1859
Nature: Alts. & adds. including new shop front. Completed by June 1859. Builder: William Hughes.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Apr,1 May,1 Jun 1859, 46,60,71; B 17, 4 Jun 1859, 375;  Irish Times, 7 May 1859.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLASNEVIN, PROSPECT CEMETERY
Date: 1859-1860
Nature: Circular oratory, completed by 1 Apr 1860. Builder: William Crowe. Metal doors and ironwork by William Turner, Dublin.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Jul,1 Oct 1859, 89,133; 2, 1 Apr 1860, 239; B 17, 16 Jul 1859, 475

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, STRAND, WAVECREST TERRACE
Date: 1859-60
Nature: Pair of semi-detached cottages called Wave-Crest raised an extra storey.(?For Anthony O'Neill).
Refs: DB 1, s Dec 1859, 164; 2, 1 Jul 1860, 301

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, ?, BUSINESS PREMISES & HOUSE
Date: 1860
Nature: 'block of business premises with a dwelling house are being built'.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, VICO ROAD, HANNA MOUNT
Date: 1860
Nature: 'lately completed' for Henry Gonne. ?Designed by JJL?
Refs: DB 2, 1 Aug 1860, 317

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH ROAD (EAST WALL), HOUSES?
Date: 1860
Nature: '...Mr Lennon of Abbey Street is about building on Church Road' adjoining Mr Bolland's property & opposite that of Mr Philip Brady'
Refs: DB 2, 1 May 1860, 259

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DRUMCONDRA, GREENMOUNT
Date: 1860
Nature: Alts. and adds. to house recently purchased by Jeremiah Perry.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Oct 1860, 352

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, PARSON'S MART
Date: 1860-1863
Nature: New market. Completed 1863.
Refs: B 18, 14 Jul 1860, 447; DB 2, 1 Dec 1860, 380; 3, 1 Jun 1861,526 or 528(illus.); 5, 15 Jul 1863, 120;

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, VICO ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1860-61
Nature: 2 pairs of semi-detached houses adjoining Sorrento Terrace, for Henry Gonne. 1 pair completed early 1861.
Refs: DB 2, 1 Aug 1860, 317; 3, 15 Feb,15 May 1861, 436,519

Building: CO. MAYO, CLARE ISLAND, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1861
Nature: Small church to be built in lancet Gothic style with spirelet. For Rev. James B. Davis.
Refs: DB 3, 1,15 Mar 1861, 448,456

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILMORE ROAD (ARTANE), KILMORE
Date: 1861
Nature: Adds. to house of John Charles Josephs (?proporietor of Nortumberland Hotel).
Refs: DB 3, 15 May,1 Jun 1861, 519,526(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHRISTCHURCH PLACE, NO. 005 (HENSHAW & CO.)
Date: 1861
Nature: Alts. & adds. to premises. of Thomas Henshaw & Co., ironmongers.
Refs: DB 3, 1 May 1861, 501

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONSKEAGH, HOUSES (005)
Date: 1861
Nature: Plans in preparation for 5 houses of novel character facing main road on property of Henshaw & Co.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Aug 1861, 591

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1861
Nature: Reconstruction of side altars (SS Joseph and Laurence O'Toole). Builder: William Hughes. Marble work supplied and fixed by Mr Hibson. One (or both?) of these erected as tribute to memory of O'Conor Don.
Refs: DB 3, 15 Jan,15 Mar,1 May 1861, 409,460,501;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 130.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SHANKILL, NEW BRIGHTON HOUSE
Date: 1861
Nature: Adds. & alts. for H.W. Smith.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Jun 1861, 531

Building: CO. WICKLOW, WICKLOW, PARADISE PLOT
Date: 1862
Nature: Improvements at Paradise Plot and elsewhere contemplated by JJL.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Jun 1862, 140

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALBRIGGAN, HOUSE
Date: 1862
Nature: Conversion of former bakehouse and store into residence. For Edward |Murphy, a local trader.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Sep 1862, 237

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MABBOT STREET, QUEEN'S MEWS, MCVEY'S SLAUGHTERHOUSE
Date: 1862
Nature: Adaptation of Queen's Mews for premises for Mr McVey's slaughterhouse and curing establishment.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Oct 1862, 247,248(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, VERNON AVENUE (CLONTARF), MERCAMP
Date: 1862
Nature: Taken by George Tickell and converted into 2 spacious dwellings, with new gateway and lodge for one of the houses in Seafield ave.
Refs: DB 4, 1 Jun 1862, 141; 5, 15 May 1863, 84;  Irish Times , 24 Jan 1863; entrance front illus. in Claire Gogarty, From Village to Suburb: The Building of Clontarf since 1760 (2013), 50.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 011 (UNION BANK)
Date: 1862
Nature: Conversion of premises into offices for bank. Builder: George Farrell.
Refs: DB 4, 15 Oct 1862, 260

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONTARF ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1862-63
Nature: Terrace of 5 houses near Vernon Avenue, 2 storeys at each end and 1 storey in between. Red brick with oriel windows and 'neat capping cornices'. 4 houses in terrace built for Geo. Tickell to designs by JJL;  fifth house at W end of terrace designed by John Bourke for Mr Kenny.
Refs: DB 4, 1 May 1862, 108; 5, 1 Apr,15 May 1863, 63,84;  Irish Times, 24 Jan 1863.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONTARF ROAD, NO. 163-173 (VICTORIA TERRACE)
Date: 1863
Nature: George Tickell has bought field at Clontarf Sheds between RC chapel and Beechfield House and has instructed JJL to prepare plans for 'some twelve houses' thereon. (According to Gogarty only 11 were built.)
Refs: DB 5, 1 Sep 1863, 144;  Irish Times, 15 Sep 1863;  Claire Gogarty, From Village to Suburb: The Building of Clontarf since 1760 (2013), 145 (illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KENILWORTH ROAD (RATHMINES), HOUSES (002)
Date: 1863
Nature: Pair of houses near Baptist Chapel for Capts. Cross & Garraway. Builder: J.J. Meighen.
Refs: DB 5 15 Apr 1863, 69

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, POOLBEG STREET, NO. 034 (ROBERT LOVELY & SON)
Date: 1863
Nature: Premises being opened out to Burgh Quay. New gateway and showroom.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Jan 1863, 10

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SUFFOLK STREET, NO. 003-5 (ROYAL ARCADE HOTEL)
Date: 1863
Nature: Enlargement of hotel by taking in adjoining house (No. 3). Builder: Meighen.
Refs: DB 5, 15 Feb,1 Apr 1863, 33,64;  Irish Times, 20 Feb 1863.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND PENITENTIARY
Date: 1863
Nature: Wins second prize of £15 in competition for alts. & adds. to female penitentiary.(Competition announced May, 1863, see Freeman's Journal, 16 May 1863.)
Refs: Irish Times, 20 Oct 1863.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRY STREET, NO. 050 (TELFORD'S CRYSTAL PALACE)
Date: 1865
Nature: Premises destroyed by fire being rebuilt for John Telford.. Clerk of Works: Kirkpatrick.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Oct 1865, 251

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KENILWORTH ROAD (RATHMINES), HOUSES (002)
Date: 1865
Nature: 2 semi-detached houses to be built.
Refs: DB 7, 15 Oct 1865, 251

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 098 (SEALE, OUTFITTERS)
Date: 1866
Nature: New front.
Refs: DB 8, 1 Mar 1866, 66

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH WALL AREA, SHOP
Date: 1866
Nature: Rebuilding of 'grocery establishment in the neighbourhood of the North Wall'.
Refs: DB 8, 1 Mar 1866, 66

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SHERIFF ST LOWER, NO. 001 & 2 (WILLIAM MEAGHER)
Date: 1866-68
Nature: Hotel and shop for W. Meagher, TC, wine and spirit merchant. Builder: Stephen Breen. Ornamental ironwork by Sun Foundry, Glasgow. Foreman: Mr Connolly.
Refs: DB 8, 1 Dec 1866, 288; B 25, 2 Feb 1867, 82; 26, 18 Jul 1868, 529

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAPEL STREET, WINE, TEA AND SPIRIT MERCHANT
Date: 1867
Nature: Extensive alts., including new front, about to be made 'for a firm in the wholesale wine, tea, and spirit trade'.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jun 1867, 157

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH ROAD (EAST WALL), HOUSES (006)
Date: 1867
Nature: In course of erection for Edward Wheeler. Contractor: Meighen, Church Rd.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jun 1867, 157

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARBOUR ROAD (HOWTH)FISH CURING ESTABLISHMENT (CROSBY & SONS)
Date: 1867
Nature: Fish curing establishment with 2 villa residences above. Contractor for masonry and brickwork: Campbell, Howth, for carpentry and joinery James Lyons.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jun 1867, 147

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARBOUR ROAD (HOWTH), STORE
Date: 1867
Nature: Store with shop & dwelling overhead, for Mssrs. Butterly. contractor for masonry and brickwork: Campbell, Howth, for carpentry and joinery James Lyons.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jun 1867, 147

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, WEST PIER, COMERFORD
Date: 1867
Nature: Mr Comerford, local shipbuilder, to erect buildings on 60 ft frontage. Contractor for masonry and brickwork: Campbell, Howth, for carpentry and joinery James Lyons.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jun 1867, 147

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, WEST PIER, FISH CURING ESTABLISHMENT
Date: 1867
Nature: To be built for Mr Duncan, Liverpool. Contractor for masonry and brickwork: Campbell, Howth, for carpentry and joinery James Lyons.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jun 1867, 147

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, WEST PIER, IRISH FISHERY CO.
Date: 1867
Nature: Irish Fishery Co. contemplate building extensively on West Pier. Architect: Lyons.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jun 1867, 147

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, WEST PIER, IRISH FISHERY CO.
Date: 1867
Nature: Irish Fishery Co. contemplate building extensively on West Pier. Architect: Lyons.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jun 1867, 147

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, WEST PIER, REFRESHMENT & DINING ROOMS (NICHOLAS MAY)
Date: 1867
Nature: 'commodious wing building for refreshment and dining rooms' being erected for Nicholas May, fish merchant. Contractor for masonry and brickwork: Campbell, Howth, for carpentry and joinery James Lyons.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Jun 1867, 147

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET MIDDLE, NO. 090
Date: 1867-68
Nature: Premises ocupied by Mr Lalouette taken and remodelled for 'Nation' and 'Weekly News', proprietor Alexander M. Sullivan. Italianate facade to Abbey St. Rear elevation faces Prince's St. Builder: Meade.
Refs: IB 9, 15 Dec 1867, 328; B 26, 18 Jul 1868, 529

Building: CO. SLIGO, HEAPSTOWN
Date: 1868
Nature: Additional farm offices, &c., for Capt. Hugh McTernan, JP.
Refs: B 26, 10 Oct 1868, 753; IB 10, 15 Oct 1868, 263

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALLYBOGHILL, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1868-69
Nature: Alts. & adds. including addition of octagonal tower at SW angle
Refs: IB 10, 15 Oct 1868, 263; B 26, 10 Oct 1868, 753; 17 Jul 1869, 564

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BOLTON STREET, NO. 022
Date: 1869
Nature: House and premises to be rebuilt for proprietor, Mr Hastings.(i.e. Edwin Hastings, baker). Builder: Luke Doyle.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONLIFFE, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1869
Nature: Builder: Mr Butterly.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TALBOT STREET, NO. 081-82 (JOHN EGAN & CO.)
Date: 1869
Nature: Extensive alts. involving incorporation of adjoining house (no. 81), for John Egan, vintner. Contractor: Donnelly.
Refs: IB 11, 15 Feb 1869, 51;  Freeman's Journal, 5 Aug 1869.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SHERIFF STREET LOWER, NO. 001-2 (W. MEAGHER)
Date: 1869
Nature: Premises for W. Meagher, grocer.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 5 Aug 1869.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BALROTHERY, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1869-1871
Nature: New chapel, partial reconstruction of ventilating towers and other works. Builder: Mathew Echlin, Rush.
Refs: IB 11, 1 Jul,1 Aug 1869, 153,175; 23, 1 Nov 1871, 288

Building: CO. MEATH, ATHBOY LODGE
Date: 1870
Nature: Plans have been prepared by JJL for alts. to mansion of Nathaniel Hone Dyas.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 200

Building: CO. MEATH, CASTLEPOLE (KELLS), HOUSE
Date: 1870
Nature: New house being built for Henry Dyas. Builder: T. Conolly, Drogheda.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 200

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KEVIN STREET UPPER, KEANE (VINTNER)
Date: 1870
Nature: Alts. & imps. being made to establishment of Mr Keane, vintner.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 200

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KINGSBRIDGE, RAILWAY STATION (GREAT SOUTHERN & WESTERN RAILWAY TERMINUS)
Date: 1870
Nature: Works in connection with Traffic Manager's office have been carried out. Builder: Wm. Conolly.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 200

Building: CO. DUBLIN, OBERSTOWN (LUSK)
Date: 1870
Nature: Farm residence and offices to be built for Walter Rickard.
Refs: IB 12, 15 Aug 1870, 200

Building: CO. KILDARE, BALLYMORE EUSTACE, WHITELEES
Date: 1871
Nature: Rebuilding of range of farm offices partially destroyed by fire. Builder: Casey, 9 Great Britain St.
Refs: IB 13, 1 Nov 1871, 288

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BERKELEY ROAD, BUSINESS PREMISES
Date: 1871
Nature: For Mr Byrne. Builder: Casey.
Refs: IB 13, 1 Nov 1871, 288

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KING STREET NORTH, NO. 178 & 179 (HAYDEN & CO.)
Date: 1871
Nature: Extensive alts. and imps. Builder: Luke Doyle.
Refs: IB 13, 1 Nov 1871, 288

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PEARSE STREET, NO. 002 (CORNELIUS MANNIN)
Date: 1871
Nature: Alts. & adds. including increased new front, to chemist's establishment of Cornelius Mannin. Builder: Luke Doyle.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Nov 1871, 299

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SKERRIES, SEWERAGE
Date: 1871
Nature: For Balrothery Board of Guardians. Contractor: Matthew Echlin, Rush.
Refs: IB 13, 1 Nov 1871, 288; 14, 1 Aug 1872, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, ARDBRUYA?
Date: 1872
Nature: Ornamental villa for Anthony O'Neill, TC.
Refs: IB 14, 5 Aug 1872, 226

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DONABATE, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1872
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out enlargement and improvement.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 4 Sep 1872.

Building: CO. KILDARE, ?, FACTORY
Date: 1873
Nature: 'factory on an extensive scale to be erected in Co. Kildare'. £5,000.
Refs: IB 15, 1 Aug 1873, 210

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EDEN QUAY, NO. 003
Date: 1873
Nature: Alts. & imps. to Bracken's licensed restaurant and tavern. Builder: J. Holland, Hatch St.
Refs: IB 15, 1 Aug 1873, 210

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EUSTACE STREET, NO. 022
Date: 1873
Nature: Alts, imps. and new warerooms for Arthur F. Galwey, bookbinder. Builder: Holland, Hatch St.
Refs: IB 15, 1 Aug 1873, 210

Author Title Date Details
Lyons, John Joseph 'Degraded state of architecture in Ireland' 1850 B 8, 20 Jul 1850, 340. (Response to article by 'The Celt' in issue of 6 Jul 1850, 315)
Lyons, John Joseph 'Position of architects in Ireland' 1850 B 8, 14 Sep 1850, 436. (Response to article by 'The Celt' in issue of 17 Aug 1850, 387.)
Lyons, John Joseph 'Cattle-yard competition of the Royal Dublin Society' 1857 B 15, 7 Nov 1857, 646. (Letter to editor.)
Lyons, John Joseph 'Learned judges and builders' 1877 IB 19, 1 Aug 1877, 227. (Letter to editor.)
Lyons, John Joseph 'Conditions in specifications' 1877 IB 19, 1 Jul 1877, 193. (Letter to editor.)
Lyons, John Joseph 'Taxing masters and architects' fees' 1877 IB 19, 15 Jun 1877, 181. (Letter to editor.)